Here's a Sneak Preview of the Cat Café in New York City

We had the chance to preview the pop-up cat café, and it was pretty great
Karen Lo

We visited the Purina ONE cat café before it opens to the public, and met this guy.

Earlier this week, we discovered that Purina ONE was hosting a pop-up Cat Café in New York City, at 168 Bowery.

We had a chance to preview the café, and in the name of serious journalism, jumped on the chance to preview the space before it opens officially on April 24th. Visitors to the Purina ONE Cat Café will be able to enjoy coffee courtesy of Brooklyn roaster Café Grumpy, and baked goods courtesy of Manhattan’s Little Pie Company


Café Grumpy even created a special “cat-achino” for the occasion.

All the food is free, if you need another reason to visit the first cat café in America.


The café will feature 16 adoptable cats from the North Shore Animal League, plus a mobile adoption van with even more cats.

For the rest week, the Purina ONE Cat Café will host a series of guest speakers to offer advice and guidance for cat owners, and hopefully, soon-to-be cat owners. Speakers will include a veterinarian, a cat behaviorist, and a professional photographer who will share insights on how to better understand cat health by analyzing photographs.

Although Purina ONE has no current plans to open any more pop-ups, it’s certainly a possibility.

“We’re hoping that by inviting people to interact with all these healthy, energetic cats, people will be inspired to learn more about how to take the best care of their pets,” said a spokesperson for Purina ONE.

If you can’t stop by in person, the “cat chats” will be live-streamed on Purina ONE’s website.

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy